I won't tell you that Gabriel's Inferno is a boring listen. I did finish the book. Setting my personal opinions aside, I would say that the plot and dialog are very predictable. Now to my personal opinions. As a woman with liberal views on sex and progressive views about the role of women in society, this book is cringe-y from start to finish. From the description, I assumed this book would be compelling and steamy with some literary allusion thrown in. Instead, it was prudish and paints an insulting, old-fashioned image of what the feminine ideal should be. I don't want to give the story away, so I'll stop there. Entertaining, but you will probably end up wanting to punch all of the characters in the face.
I want more!
Lust! Passion! Places they visited.OMG everything about this book was mesmerizing. Beautiful full of anticipation.
Gabriel of course.
The love they had for one another. The changes Gabriel made, the need and want to change.
The best book ever. I couldn't put it down. Now i crave more and can't find any that comes close. Please hurry, put that creative head together and give me something to read again.
Deborah E. Alexander
The intensity and being made to feel every feelings of the characters.
I cannot pick just one moment, the entire book is addictive from beginning to end.
Yes, it made me do both! I loved it!
I am starting the second in this series and I hope for a third and fourth to come! Brilliant and Masterfully written!
Gabriel's whispering hot sweet naughty things in Julia's ears. Only from a poet could it be conceivable a man would say such things. It built suspense enough that it was almost a let down to return to the banality of the act itself. I honestly could have done without the final sex scenes.
I don't think I am going to read the second book, I am afraid it will mar the romanticism with too much explicitness.
This book is way too long. And I found myself switch chapters when descriptions of the heroine's shyness came up. The author spelled out every emotion, do we really need this? I went through the whole book, but should have just close it. Not worth my time. Unfortunately, I already bought the sequel when I started this book, on the basis of the first few chapters which at the time seemed inviting.
If all her book are this long and pretentious, then no!
It's Twilight minus sparkling vampires. The two main characters are so very unreal. Juliana is a weak, niave, throws fits when men can't read her mind, and focuses on making Gabriel the love of her life, rather than her expensive education. Gabriel is a popmus, designer label stamped ass who thinks worldy women are non-persons to be used for sex only and hates himself for having a lebito. He puts Juliana on a pedestal for her "purity and innocence" and is lothed to corrupt her with his beastly ways. Juliana is a fragile simp who is scarred for life because her ex-boyfriend likes Nine Inch Nails and said he wanted to f**k her like an animal. I want to vommit.
I would have skipped pages and pages of silly internal dialog on how perfect Gabriel's voice and eyes are and how angelic Juliana is. Unfortunately, skipping is a little hard for an audio book.
Don't waste your time. I'm glad I only spent 5 dollars.
I love to read but with my busy schedule I barely get a chance to. However, audiobooks allow me to "read" while I manage my crazy life.
Moments like this (i.e. Twilight series) I feel like I read a different book from everyone else.
I started this book from a recommendation of a friend. I listened to it in its entirety hoping it would improve as the story progress, it didn't. I have to say that it was easier to swallow in audio form because I could ignore chunks of it at a time which is a true reflection of how I felt about the book. It's boring. The main girl cries, a lot. She is overly sensitive about everything and it's tiresome. The first chunk of the book has her fawning over her teenage crush only to have him treat her abhorrently. Then once the tables have turned and he is suddenly interested to the point of over enthusiasm, she wants to analyze the potential of a relationship to see if he is the right choice. What-the-heck?
First she sleeps with the dude's picture under her pillow for years, then suddenly she's unsure when he has all but placed a bow around his neck with a gift card that says "I'm all yours, stupid." I get that the tipping point was his rude and inexcusable comment and behavior, but give me a break. He's been an ass for the past how many weeks and now suddenly she's had enough? Not to mention that he was unstable when she fell in love with him so many years ago, so it should've been no surprise there.
The Dante aspect of the book is difficult for me to comment on because I have not read the poem. That being, I did find parts of the book a bit ridiculous and laughable (in this instance I am laughing at you and not with you).
I prefer listening to female narrators rather than males, but John Morgan did a good job in his performance.
The story was entertaining and pulled at the heart.
On the order of Bare to You and 50 Shades. Though I enjoyed both, Gabriel's series was more of a believable love story.
When Julia rescues Gabriel and he finds out that she is Beatrice and tries to make amends.
The entire booked moved from start to finish.
A must read!
this is a great book how he takes care of her and loves her.
the way they met when they were teens and how they meet now and he had no clue.
my first time I think he was good.
more sensuality...Less talk less education.
first the narrator, then ???? So bummed. Everything is "Beatrice, this and Beatrice ,that.
Julia was a dimwit! How dumb can you be??? yet she goes to College in Canada? You'd think she was from another planet. And Gabriel? What the??? Who was he? Some Monk???? NO one is that patient.
Xe Sands or Simon Prebble
so stupid!!!!!!!!!! The whole thing.!!!!! Prince Charning was a better story. Take my advice, get another book. This one will have you pulling out your hair with boredom